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- y*' ^ ? . >.'!-* ^y^~The
Proxy Bridegroom.
JCopyrfgfet, 1918. by the McClnre
. Newspaper Syndicate.)
I V/OU can't go to Snmartra. Phoebe
r *-#"? ridiculous! I couldnt bear
; "" y_ .to: think ot your being married
fcyjnoxy either?-It sound* too awfnL"
*#nfc it isn't mother. Tt the Dutch
E unmarried women to land
P- ;-. BMliaSfr colonies and a proxy marriage
? "-- ? - '- l*u?
IifiilJ -COTgr ue WN, J. U ua?o vw ?
Ope TJ?y won't let Franz com* here
I bow that he's hi government service.
| and fve sot to keep my promise?I
I nan't silt pay lancer."
sgell, Phebe. It's your own tutUnl;
wvSlrtJng.T should say. But I
> {post says i don't think Jils cablegrams
jSKJ ppt the subject have been too ardent."
Phebe . flashed slightly, bat ignored
Ike throat. ~
'"The pruay wedding wOl take place
. In two-weeks so I suppose I'll have to
And a. "bridgegroom pretty soon," she
f f "Who wants a bridegroom?" asked
* young man who had just come to
'the door Qf the living-room. "Your
agS ?atier"told me yoa were np*here and
~~ j_ ? I Whs Just in time lor something.
. Wnit cart .x do, please ?*'
"Ask Phebe." laughed Mrs. Burn*
s. hisw, eh?k1ng bands with him cordial?
. / Jy TO. leave you to give her some good
|si; ?d*lce?she won't listen to me."
" "Veil, Miss Phebe, did you say you
wasted a bridegroom?" be ventured,
Opt losing much time.
< "T want a proxy one, Captain Seatun,
end X think you would make a
very good one. Men are so scarce In
i. war times, too, that I'm lucky to get
? , . noch n nice one." She spoke <xuickly.
trying to cover the confusion which
I. was .really feeling.
"I don't C3re much about playing
aecond fiddle, bnt I'll help you out if
U I cm," agreed Seaton. "What's all
p . the joke about, anyway?"
. "Oh. it isn't a Joke." cr'ed Phehe
b. qniekly, and her eyes filled with ?ndi
j; den tears. "I have to be married and
go to Sumatra is two -crooks and I
L need a bridegroom dreadfully! Mother
| doesn't -want me to do it. but I've got
toref promised him fire years ago '"
y "Who's the lucky man?" asked Seak.
tin. "Toil must care a lot about him
r. to do-all this. Do you love bias''"
"I don't know?of course I did?bu>
>; lately.I'm not so sure. I haven't seen
thlqi since I was in Holland five years
ago. -and I've almost forgotten wiic*
i_ - he looks like. I've got fo marry iiim
j, in two weeks.** she repeated with emir'
. phasfe. .'"He nays he love smc."
"I belte'-e-him I do myself "
Fhabe caught her broa?b in a sob.
"Oh, please don't joke.?' she begged
him chokingly.
Tan not Joking. Pbefcs! I've cared
for yi>u. ever since the first day you
eaae.-to camp;To sec your brother. I
didn't know there was anyone else and
came over today to ask you to marry
me "utB if you're sure you love bins.
X can "stand it all right and I'll be the
prosy ' bfidegrcom. If you're not
' - sure . .." "
"Oh. I'm sure.* Interrupted Phehe
**I"m eiire?I'm going to marry him.
two weeks" from today. If you'll come
hack tomorrow. I'll tell you more
about the wadding?I can't taik about
- -It now. Thank you though, for helping
me?-you're always so kind."
She hold Out her hand and smiled
pathetically. Seaton took her hand in
both Of his .and kissed it.
"It's .almost more than a man can
bear, hut I lore you?lore you?love
~ you,"- he whispered.
Phehe Jericed herself free and ran
.quickly np the stairs to her room,
vrhftre she stayed in solitary confinei
meat tor some hours.
The next morning at the breakfast
table, Mrs. Burnham handed Phebe a
v. "Do. open It. dear, I think it's a pho-li
. . r-rvkirrccirvM
""Soar policeman?didencourage ,
me; j4r.^Commissioner, and?well you
Imowthe rest. I am here. My baby is
profeajjtly starring, but the laws of your
city rau^t be upheld.*
*?Great God,* said Harry Symone.
*eta taxi. Come on. le's go to that;
V "'The policeman just had time to
bay, I'shall we let the woman go. Mr.
Commissioner?" when, the very man in
Pstalh clothes who had arrested Martha
rushed in to say that a taxi
Was.at the door,' said Annie, who was
teUing are the story.'"
My eyes were wet with tears, as An
ale stepped & moment to make the
dramatic pause, while Tim and Mr.
fiymbns and Miss Marlln were suppoesl
to be on their way to her baby.
*Ttta said. Miss Margaret, that he
wished X bad seen that poor little hall
bedroom, where right in the middle
fit the bed was the baby who had evideatly
been crying, until' exhausted,
. she had fallen asleep.
Martin forgot everything,"]
t?tt Tina, 'and rushed forward and
Ttr**Wlttf1 Vr -f His Honor, who had
|v MOM to, think of everything, had
) picked .qp a pint of milk that had been
ii tfmtftog on one of the other landings. I
""With, the Child held with one arm
close, to her breast, the woman harried.
ly wt -about: warming and preparing
.v. - pteanflk over an oil, lamp
gagS-- "'in* few;mtntaes.' said Tim, that
gS'iv V baby was eagerly sucking at a bottle
?f Harm milk. Then the woman just
G Ht oe. the side of the bed and looked
jppV" .. "^Sfea did hot say a word, bat her
-.aUg-browa eyes which seemed to be
f beyond weeping asked the Question.
EfV . 'Wist are you going to do with usf *
I ?f "b^haCCUld *** * wpman
Ihnddered.' said Tim. "when X thought
> fwtoat point atdesperation she had
Si. readied before she had determined to
!? out'od the street for that baby.*
^ . .. "Do you think you would have done
lie, and right here, little hook, someHr
>.3rst/i^pedTkubw there was a
>at>ycoming to mi, I felt that joy of*
m iooper,or' &f*r. It r knew I would ?
Mrs. Victor Morgan accompanied
bar husband. the editor at the
deveend Press, to Europe when he
went across to get the story ot
"What Is Going on In Germany Today,"
which recently appeared serially
In The "West Virginian. Mrs.
Morgan, herself an accomplished
newspaper woman, met many of the
most brilliant women ot France.
The greatest French coolc living to
day is not a Zamons diet.
She's a Parisian woman?Madame
Augustine Moll-Weiss, wbo has invented
nearly all of France's "war dishes."
For 20 years Mme. Moll-Weiss was
head of the Paris domestic science
Then the war came with Its food
problem. And almost before food was
a problem Mme. Moll-Weles was ready
with the answer.
She immediately offered to the government
dozens of tested war recipes.
One was for war bread. And today
France is baking the best war bread
in all Europe out of brown, heavy
"whole-meal." ^
So the government rewarded Mme.
Moll-Weiss by making her vice president
of the National League of Economics.
Then, six months ago Mme. Moll- t
Weiss founded a national school for hi
economy which is now backed by the.) tl
minister of the Interior. 'hi
"We trained 50 expert women cooks
to make war-bread and the other 'economy
dishes' I had created," said Mme.
Moll-Weiss lately at her school on the
Qua! Malaquai in Paris.
"Now these 50 women are visiting
every city and village in France to
show the housewives the best way of
war cookery. Town halls and schools "
are turned into temporary instruction- ;
"We have catalogued the name of i
every housekeeper in France," says)
Mme. Moil-Weiss, "and each month we !
. tr\ ihern now an?? Mmolv 1
! Just now we are reading out those for |
; spring vegetables." ! 01
One or madame's most valuable gifts 11
! to the government was this small ta:' fl
ble of substitutes: | 1)1
j, Corn syrup to be used Instead of j
; sugar: rice to be used inrtead of pota-'
j toes: cream of tapioca to be used in-1
: stead of milk., j ol
{ The following are some of Mine.' a
: Moll-Weiss' best recipes, as she gave ' in
' them to me to bring to the women of b<
America: j bt
Potato Soup Without Milk. as
... . .
' tograph from Franz." I
The girl ripped open the package jj,
j nervously, and pulled out the con.
tents. It was really a picture of her m
finance, but she did not turn it over th
to her mother for inspection, as that q
lady expected her to do. Instead, she
threw it back in the paper, and with j0
a few words of excuse, hurried from a,
the room. sj
Safely locked In her own roorp she ac
again took up the picture and looked te
at it for a long time in silence. After hi
! the inspection was over she placed it la
; on her dressing table, face downward, fe
and throwing herself on the bed. burst
into a paroxysm of systerical laugh- th
ter. ' , to
"Oh. oh. oh'** she gurgled. "He's
fat and bearded and looks like the,
wiid man from Borneo more' than my.
Franz. I can't see any resemblance [
to the man at all?I'd never have *'
known him at ail! I could never mar- !a
ry this man in a thousand years. He's m
a nprfprt st-canzer?an awful stran?r- SP
Half laughing and half crying, she
went to her desk and tore off a cablegram.
It -was a long one, but evidently
a great relief to her mind. ,s"
"I've been -wrong. Franz." she -wrote 3?:
him. "I'm not the girl for you at all.
" ' an
?: cd
, serve my heart on a planter if necesj
sary. for its comfort and -well being. *J
' "I think, Annie, that a mother will
make any sacrifice for her child," I ,,j
said, but honestly I don't know just
what \ would do if I were placed in the
circumstances in which Martha Mar- ?lin
found herself.
"Wha is going to become of her now, p
"Why, Miss Margaret, you surely [
know what Tim and Mr. Symone did ~
with her. They got her a place on 1
the ." ia
"Of course, they would take her to ^
Pat." I exclaimed and then I stopped 'Ac
in astonishment, for it came to me all ?
of sudden that she must be the woman
who was writing those most" interesttag
personality stories I had been read- "a!
tag lately. As I had read them, I said Ac
e4nn 4mnrtr- *
w ui/scu buaii xai> wvtuu owp n?yw*
tuning me a little forvou. little book. ^
"Well, 'All is well that eads well/ IJ
quoted rather fatuously." Je
''ywrnfy, owe i
V ffj 1
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1 kilogram, 250 grams of potatoes, i
7$ grams of butter.
Season to taste. *
Boil the potatoes with the skins on.!
hen peel, mash and season. Add the
itter -and sufficient warm water to
iln like soup. Cook slowly until J
sated thoroughly.
Alsace Omelet.
1 egg.
2 teaspoonfuls flour.
4 teaspoonfuls milk.
Put flour in a dish and rub in the 1
ilk. Add the beaten yolk and white
' the egg separately. Melt a little
1 or lard in a pan, and fry the omelet j
ke a bis pancake.
Rice as Bread or Vegetable.
Wash, the rice. Put on fire with five
me3 as much water as rice. Boil 10,
15 minutes without stirring. Drain
id cool. This rice when cold cgli be
it into slices and fried as fritters, to ,
s eaten with gravy or fruits.
Use for Dry Bread.
Throw slices of dry bread In kettle
I boiling water. They will almost imediateiy
rise to the surface. Lift out;
drainer, cover with a mixture of "1
:aten egg and 1-2 cup of milk. Fry in ,
liter and serve with meat instead of
fng potatoes.
must have changed and you'd never
low me. I'm not domestic and I'm
in and scrawny and quite gray. Tell
c you have found some one over
ere to take-my place. Yon deserve
le best. Wire at once. "Phebe." !
After sending this message, Phebe
eked the photograph in her desk
awer and for the rest of the day
te kept her room, pleading a headhe.
When Seaton came in the afrnoon.
she sent word she would see
m later in the week, and -an hour
ter received a box of roses, with a
w penciled words on a card.
Two endless days dragged by. and
en the answer came. Phebe seemed
like it immensely, although it showno
signs of a broken heart.
"I compliment your wisdom and folw
your advice. I realized -we were
?t suited to each other and your
jrds release me. There is a young
dy. since you ask me. and I shall
arry her at once. My undying' re
ect ana gratitude. Franz."
"Aafl I thought he loved tne." laughPhebe.
-waving the cablegram in the
r delightedly. "Oh. I'm free?free?
?e and I'm happy as can be!" And
e proceeded to perform a dance of
y around her room.
Seaton came that afternoon.
"Enter the proxy bridegrdom," hej
nounced dramatically.
"I shan't need you in that capacity." j
lebe returned smiling"Indeed!
Is the wedding postpon-j
?" he ashed blankly.
Phebe turned her back on him and ]
iked out of the window. Then she '
ot a bolt over Jier shoulder.
"N6t if you still want to be first
"Phebe. be serious." begged Seaton.
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"earning: doee to where she stood. 1
lore yon better than anythin^tn tie
world -and I can't stand this much
' Phefce whirled towards him. am
serious," she insisted. "Never more
so. And I'm proposing ta yon as hard
as X can without a particle of encouragement.'
either. Won't yon help me a
And lie Immediately swept her Into
his arms without a single word which
seemed to help her a gerat deal.
. - *? .
- Year
by year the deaths from degenerative
diseases mount in th^jjjgjtality
tables of health officials.
It is probable the majority of deaths
from Bright's disease, oite of the mo.it
of the degenerative Ills, date back to
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Some vital organ slightly damaged
by an infection of childhood may be
equal to the needs of yonth and the
growing adult life bit in later age peI
riods the stress and strain of business
worry, the carelessness In eating and
drinking, in occupation and in pleasure
add their little to an already overburdened
bodily machinery. The result
is that chronic disease processes
are started in highly specialized or-/
gans, such as the kidneys, which it is
difficult or impsossible to restrain.
Complete control of childhood infection
will eventually do away with a
great part of the high death rate front
Bright's disease in later life.
The increase in the apoplexy rate
indicates a further falling away front
the standards of right living. Apoplexy
results as the final ending of a
condition known as atheroma which
fs Tironeht on bv improper food, want
of exercise end fresh air. In short, a
life of perhaps mental activity -with a
minimum of regard to physical requirements.
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